October 22, 2021: COVID-19 case update

The Yukon’s acting Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Catherine Elliott reports 17 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 from noon Wednesday, October 20, to noon Friday, October 22. The number of active cases is currently at 75.

Total number of confirmed cases in Yukon residents since March 2020: 877. Individuals who are diagnosed in the Yukon are counted in the active case count but not in the Yukon total case count as they are counted in their home jurisdiction. Since March 2020, 821 individuals have recovered. Ten individuals have died.

For the new cases since noon on Wednesday, October 20:

  • Four are Yukon residents.
  • Thirteen are from out of the territory but are being managed by Yukon public health officials.

Public exposure notice

  • Air Canada Flight FN 279
    Vancouver to Whitehorse
    Tuesday, October 19, 2021
    Scheduled departure 7:55 p.m., arrival 10:09 p.m.

Everyone on this flight is asked to self-monitor for symptoms for 14 days until November 2, 2021, and to arrange for testing if they were to develop any symptoms.

Testing and vaccines

The acting Chief Medical Officer of Health continues to remind everyone who has symptoms to get tested, no matter where they are located. Anyone experiencing symptoms in Whitehorse should call the COVID-19 Testing and Assessment Centre at 867-393-3083 or book online to arrange for testing.

People in communities should contact their rural community health centre.


Pat Living
Communications, Health and Social Services

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